So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
August 30th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • International Day of the Disappeared (International) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Saint Rose of Lima's Day (Peru) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Victory Day (Turkey) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 30th - events
  • 1995 - NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - World War II: the Battle of Alam Halfa begins. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence"). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - The Battle of Tannenberg is fought. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas. These were Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Laguna, and Batangas. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1873 - Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - American Civil War - Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1835 - Melbourne, Australia is founded. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1813 - Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1813 - Creek War - Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1800 - Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1799 - The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1791 - HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on a reef the previous day. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1590 - Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1574 - Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders — Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang — are pitted against each other in what is one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 30th - births
  • 2001 - Emily Bear, American child pianist and composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1991 - Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Simone Guerra, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1989 - Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Michael Cavanaugh ("StrongSide"), American professional gamer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Laura Pőldvere, Estonian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Ryan Ross, American guitarist (Panic! at the Disco) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Lelia Masaga, New Zealand All Black rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Steven Smith, Scottish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Marco Vianello, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Will Davison, Australian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Andy Roddick, American tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Germán Legarreta, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Adam Wainwright, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Derrick Ward, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Leon Lopez, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Cliff Lee, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Sinead Kerr, Irish Olympic figure skater and ice dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Shaun Alexander, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Marlon Byrd, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Elden Henson, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Jens Ludwig, German guitarist (Edguy) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Lillo Brancato Jr., American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Mike Koplove, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Radhi Jaidi, Tunisian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Aaron Barrett, American vocalist and guitarist (Reel Big Fish) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Lisa Ling, American journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Cameron Diaz, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Pavel Nedv?d, Czech footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Michael Michele, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Gavin Fisher, British engineer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Michael Chiklis, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Oderus Urungus, American vocalist (GWAR) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Chalino Sánchez, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Mark "Jacko" Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Martin Jackson, British drummer (Swing out Sister) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Frank Conniff, American comedian (TV's Frank) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - David Paymer, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Horace Panter, British bassist (The Specials, General Public) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Robert Parish, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Ron George, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Timothy Bottoms, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer (as Dana) and politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Antony Gormley, English sculptor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Peter Maffay, Romania-born German singer-songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Don Boudria, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Lewis Black, American comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Fred Hampton, American Black Panther Party leader (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Peggy Lipton, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Queen Anne-Marie of Greece Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Robert Crumb, American cartoonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Jean-Claude Killy, French skier Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Ben L. Jones, American actor, politician and essayist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - John Peel, English radio disc jockey (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Elizabeth Ashley, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of McLaren racing team (d. 1970) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - John Phillips, American singer-songwriter (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Don Getty, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Jack Swigert, American astronaut (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Warren Buffett, American entrepreneur Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Barbara Ansell, British physician, founder of paediatric rheumatology (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Vic Seixas, American tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Nate Saint, American Evangelical Christian missionary (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Kitty Wells, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Ted Williams, American baseball player (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Denis Healey, British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Vladimir Kirillovich, Grand Duke of Russia, pretender to the Russian throne (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Nancy Wake AC GM, New Zealand-born British World War II secret agent Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Roy Wilkins, American civil rights leader (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - John Gunther, American writer (d. 1970) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Huey Long, American politician (d. 1935) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, British fighter ace (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1884 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1871 - Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-born British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1870 - Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1856 - Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1852 - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch physical and organic chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1911) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1850 - Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, journalist and revolutionary (d. 1896) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1848 - Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1842 - Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1839 - Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1821 - Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian revolutionary and wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi (d. 1849) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1818 - Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1813 - Princess Mathilde of Bavaria (d. 1862) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1808 - Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer (d. 1851) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1768 - Joseph Dennie, American writer (d. 1812) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1748 - Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1720 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1705 - David Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1377 - Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1334 - King Peter of Castile (d. 1369) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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